Needless Things Podcast 231 – The Predator

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Ryan Cadaver shows up in the Phantom Zone to discuss the newest entry in the Predator movie franchise!
Dave and Ryan are huge fans of the Predator movies, from the 1987 original to 2010’s Predators. After hearing Ryan’s enthusiasm for The Predator from a preview screening, Dave knew he had to see it as soon as possible. Afterward there were things that needed to be dissected and discussed, so an impromptu Phantom Zone meet was arranged and recorded for your enjoyment! Spoilers will ensue!
Listen in as Dave and Ryan break down the good and the bad of The Predator on the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast
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Toy Review – One:12 Collective Punisher: Special Ops Edition from Mezco

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Welcome to the third or fourth version of the Needless Things toy review on the all-new, slightly different Needless Things!

The new motto around here is “keep it simple and stupid”…

No, wait – “keep it simple, stupid”.

I’ve been reviewing toys for over a decade now and quite frankly I’m sick of it.

Not sick of toys, certainly. And I’m not even sick of writing about toys. But I am sick of dissecting toys and figures to the degree of what I previously considered to be a proper toy review. There’s only so much you can say about different figures from the same lines.

I don’t know exactly what form these newer reviews will take, but there’s gonna be a lot less “this figure features 32 points of articulation, including blah, blah, blah…” and a lot more “this figure has plenty of joints”. Although I might get as specific as “why the crap did they bother with double-jointed knees when the hips and ankles barely move?”

We’ll see.

Continue reading “Toy Review – One:12 Collective Punisher: Special Ops Edition from Mezco”

WWE Hell in A Cell 2018 – 11 Thoughts

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SPOILER WARNING – This post contains spoilers for WWE’s Hell in a Cell 2018.

The Needless Commentary Team gathered in the Phantom Zone last night for a group viewing of WWE’s September event, Hell in a Cell. Overall everyone seemed pretty darn satisfied with the matches. I was especially happy because it concluded around 10:45 rather than going up to or past 11 PM.

I had to be up at 3:30 this morning. The combination of little sleep and an early morning has left me with some thoughts to share about the show. Continue reading “WWE Hell in A Cell 2018 – 11 Thoughts”

Comic Book Wednesday – Previews September 2018: “Go-Bots Being Back is A Thing”

If you don’t know, Previews is the catalog that Diamond Comic Distributors use to offer the products they distribute to comic book stores around the country. This is where you can view and order (through your favorite Local Comic Book Shop) comic books, trade paperback collections, t-shirts, books, media, and toys and other collectibles from hundreds of different vendors that deal in geek-oriented merchandise. The genius part is that you actually have to pay for your copy of Previews for the privilege of ordering other things to pay for.

It’s like the Ren Fest except without the horse poo smell.

So every month a new edition of Previews is sent out to comic book stores. Contained in the pages within are products that might be currently available or could be released anytime in the next year; but are typically about two months away. Most of this month’s offerings are scheduled to ship in November.

Now it’s time to discuss a few of the weird and/or wonderful items offered in this month’s edition! Continue reading “Comic Book Wednesday – Previews September 2018: “Go-Bots Being Back is A Thing””

2018 Fall TV Mini Preview

Welcome to the new Needless Things!

As I write this I have no idea how far along the transition will be. Consider this a soft relaunch. A longer post explaining why things had to change and where all the old stuff went is coming, but not today. For today, we talk about the wonderful world of television!

I love TV and it’s a cornerstone of my entertainment world. Right now it’s better than ever, with dinosaur networks duking it out with hungry and daring streaming services; with new creators and the audience at large benefiting from an industry-wide revolution.

Eventually things will level out and we will hopefully be able to streamline our services and spending a bit more, but for now the New Fall Season is upon us, so let’s take a look at all of the stuff that is personally interesting to me! Continue reading “2018 Fall TV Mini Preview”